Plan International Regional Communications and Media Specialist Job in Kenya

Vacancy: Regional Communications and Media Specialist
About Plan International: Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. 
But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.


We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. 
We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge. 
We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
Regional Communications and Media Specialist
The Role: The Regional Communications and Media Specialist will contribute to the development and delivery of creative and strategic media and communications work to support organisational objectives at country, regional and global levels.
Expert knowledge of traditional and new media to manage the delivery of messages to both internal and external audiences, assessing the reputational risks and advising on opportunities is necessary for this role.

This post is a pivotal position for the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office, which will support the delivery of communications outputs with diverse demands from different parts of the organisation to often tight deadlines. 
An ability to prioritise and maintain focus while still demonstrating high levels of customer orientation are therefore key for this post.
The Person
You will have proven experience in strategy, with excellent analytical and critical thinking skills, including the ability to find, absorb, analyse and prioritise information from different sources. 
The ability to communicate complicated and technical issues in a concise and clear way to a wide range of target audiences is a must. 
Strong writing skills are critical to this role. 
Demonstrated and considerable experience of working with international media, within a communications role is required.

You will have a First Degree or Masters in Communications with a track record of achieving results and strategic impact in communications and media and in building capacity for teams to deliver. 
Familiarity with the social, political and economic context of the Region (East and Southern Africa) and its humanitarian and development issues is required. 
Experience of working with international NGOs and understanding of a rights-based approach is desirable, along with experience in using communications as a tool for social change.

Location: The post holder will be based in the Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya

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Contract Period: Fixed term 3 years

Closing Date: 23rd September 2016

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The position title should be the subject of your email application. 

Applications and CVs written in English should be sent to: 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plan International’s Child Protection Policy. 
Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all persons meeting the skills and experience required. 
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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